Inside Boeing

This was sent to me by a good friend who wishes to remain anonymous, but wanted to share just how bad things are going in his place of work:

After watching our CEO Mr. Calhoun, testify before Senator Hawley, I can still see a huge disconnect from upper echelon of Boeing and the reality of what goes on. It is helping push me to say what little I know so the public and our Air Force will know some of the same things plague us here on the BDS (defense) side too.

They are constantly using the words “safety” and “quality” like that’s their emphasis, but their actions are the opposite. They’re more focused on pulsing the jet (moving it down the line to the next station) than completing it, thereby making a hasty mess at the end that needs to be done in a rush.

The substations that start the build up of the sections of the jet, (F15 in this case), have been found to have a severe issue in the area of the landing gear bracing. The bolt holes are not made straight, smooth and kept to the tight tolerance. The stress the landing gear takes is great, and we can only guess how this will affect the life of the aircraft. The worst part of this though is we have some managers and engineers that are trying to push this along and cover it up, holding up for their dept. making the same repeated mistakes. How would the Air Force like it to know their new EX models are coming out “woke” ready?

I say that because there’s a whole bunch more focus on DEI, pronouns and gay pride than actual work and quality, no matter what they say. When Boeing/McDonnell Douglas was great, it was because they expected people to work, held everyone accountable for their actions and produced. Now we have so many managers it’s insane. Push push push, but not for actual quality but just down the line; more concerned about not offending a person than getting after them to make them work and perform like they should. The myriads of managers and egotistical engineers don’t communicate with each other and only want their piece to move, regardless of completion. Bonuses are at stake, and not for the workers.

The lack of quality personnel they’ve been hiring is evident, just as their DEI focus, and it’s manifesting in the fact that we’re producing sub-par quality and have made up jobs for ethics stuff and we’re way behind the schedule for production. We used to crank out 2-4 F15’s per month and now we can’t do 1 every other month. God forbid if there was actual stress of necessity like a war and we needed these. They have made so many processes to processes on top of processes, they slow themselves down and can’t get it why, but still want to push this thing along.

There’s so many meetings it’s absolutely asinine. Tier 1, tier 2, tier 3, then another one and by the time it’s over its lunch time, then another meeting an hour after that, then another hour and that’s the day. So many managers not managing but bonus driven and willing to cover stuff up, in meetings most of the day just talking about things. The good managers are not allowed to lead because of feelings and the good ol’ boys club and the DEI army. So it’s a constant push, cover stuff and watch it go down the toilet; but these are supposed to be tight tolerance high performance fighter aircraft. Heard it’s the same on the T-7 and the new MQ-25 UAV refueling drone. We’re screwed if the military needs jets in a hurry because upper Boeing is focused on pro-nouns and feelings and their bonuses and not actual quality like they say. Actions speak louder than words.

      
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X-BEAST
X-BEAST
28 days ago

I worked on the commercial side for 27 years. I retired in 2008. Boeing was WOKE before WOKE was a thing! For me, it was retire or get fired. Boeing was deep into institutionalized racism. HR was always pushing gay shit down our throats. Things are much worse now. No jokes, no smiles, incompetent managers. HR runs the company much like the political officers in communist states. The mantra back in the day was “If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going.” Today it is “If it’s Boeing, I’m not going.”

TakeAHardLook
TakeAHardLook
28 days ago
Reply to  X-BEAST

For sure! I wonder if Airbus is infected with the same woke plague?If not, a discerning traveler could try to filter flights by airframe manufacturer?
[Begging the question: How in the Blue Fcuk does a technology company lead the way into anti-technology policies]?

Last edited 28 days ago by TakeAHardLook
Peter B
Peter B
27 days ago
Reply to  TakeAHardLook

How does a technology company lead the way into anti-technology policies]?
HR is often the beachhead for the Woke invasion. Once that is captured,

managers are encouraged to hire diverse candidates and stop holding low performance employees accountable. HR begins holding mandatory awareness sessions and hiring diversity consultants. . .

Vox Day, Corporate Cancer.

From there, the rot makes inroads into the executive team and the board. Once diversity/inclusion/equity become part of corporate policy, more and more executives and board members become committed (whether as newly converted true believers or as doublethinking careerists) to the woke agenda. Implicit hiring quotas arise. It becomes almost impossible to fire people for bad performance, especially when DIE arguments are made against the firing.
This is even worse when the administrative state is a major customer. Then, contracting guidelines can mandate diversity criteria which must be met to do business with the government.

TakeAHardLook
TakeAHardLook
27 days ago
Reply to  Peter B

Thanks for the above. Sad, though, because what is the end point for that corporation? Especially a company whose products must have 100% reliability which is only achievable by adhering to the most rigorous guidelines of testing, production and quality control, employing only the absolute best-qualified.
Why, before we know it entire doors may one day come flying off in mid-flight!

Tammy
Tammy
28 days ago

Lockheed Martin is no different!! Great truth article 👏

Raymond
Raymond
27 days ago
Reply to  Tammy

As a 35 year ex employee i can vouch for that.

kal kal
kal kal
27 days ago

All part of the larger plan to eliminate America as the country we are. Can’t defend it, you lose it. Whether it be invasion, enemies within, financial ruination and DEI sabotage of industry and business.

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
26 days ago

It is all the same around here. Borg Warner, GE, Eaton, Jabil, and the local list goes on.

It is still what the majority wants, a tiny vocal minority not withstanding. This is the continued future.There is no Great Awakening and no rebellion, and there will not be. There is not even whispered discussion in these plants.

Learn to love it, grin and bear it, and make sure to smile while the screws are tightened further. Most everyone else is. You ain’t seen nothin yet! After Biden is reelected in November, even facial expressions will be under scrutiny.

Exaggerations? Not at all.

Nevertheless … Get thru it.

Last edited 26 days ago by Mark Thompson